Takeaway: Mikaela is good and so is Aksel

By Chris Freud So who had a good weekend?Um, that would kinda be an easy question to answer — Mikaela Shiffrin and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.From our provincial perspective, everyone’s favorite tech skier opened up a can of whatever-you-want-to-call-it in two slalom wins in Aspen, while Svindal went 2-for-2 in speed up in Lake Louise, […]

The World Cup takeaway: Mikaela is good, and so is Aksel

By Chris Freud So who had a good weekend?Um, that would kinda be an easy question to answer — Mikaela Shiffrin and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.From our provincial perspective, everyone’s favorite tech skier opened up a can of whatever-you-want-to-call-it in two slalom wins in Aspen, while Svindal went 2-for-2 in speed up in Lake Louise, […]

Habitat building schedule booked into 2018

By scott miller GYPSUM — Since Habitat for Humanity came to the Vail Valley, the nonprofit group has faced a constant challenge: Finding land on which to build homes. The group in the past few years has found a willing partner at the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum.Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley recently announced it […]

Boone’s Wine and Spirits opens in Eagle

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The way Beverly Barnes sees it, there are really only three types of wine — wine you like, wine you don’t like and wine that is free.That’s a refreshing mantra because, as we all know, people can get downright snooty when it comes to vintages and varieties. But Barnes’ thoughts […]

On the Hill: 7 inches overnight at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: With more than half a foot of new snow on the ground, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from Challenge Trees, as well as the newly opened Cady’s Cafe, on Vail […]

dZi Foundation is helping build and rebuild Nepal after last spring’s earthquakes

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — dZi (pronounced Zee) is an ancient Tibetan bead. It’s given to bestow health and wealth on your friends.“That’s what we try to do,” said Jim Nowak, founder and president of the dZi Foundation. “They’re highly valued throughout the Himalayan region.”Double disastersDisasters tend to run together in people’s minds.The first earthquake […]

New flight from Chicago bolsters service

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — As the new ski season gathers strength, the Vail Valley will soon see its annual influx of visitors who fly into the Eagle County Regional Airport. There’s some good news this season, but more to come starting in 2016.First, the good news: United Airlines has added a weekend flight […]

SourceGas scales back transmission line project

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The SourceGas plan to replace a 4.6 mile stretch of natural gas transmission line through the Eagle Ranch subdivision is now in its final engineering design phase and it looks like the company will be downsizing the scope of the project and completing the work inside its existing easement.A press […]

SourceGas scales back Eagle transmission line project

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The SourceGas plan to replace a 4.6 mile stretch of natural gas transmission line through the Eagle Ranch subdivision is now in its final engineering design phase and it looks like the company will be downsizing the scope of the project and completing the work inside its existing easement.A press […]